One Arizona Hospital Makes Latest U.S. News & World Report National Rankings

Article originally posted on Phoenix Business Journal on July 29, 2020

Once again, Mayo Clinic Hospital has topped all others in Arizona in the 2020-2021 ranking of hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

The hospital was ranked No. 1 in Arizona and No. 16 nationwide.

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, ranked No. 1 nationally.

This marks the fourth time that Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll, which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation.

It also marks the eighth-consecutive year that Mayo Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in Arizona. It ranked nationally in 11 of 16 specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

In Arizona, Mayo Clinic is in the midst of a $700 million expansion of its Phoenix hospital campus, which will double the size of the campus to meet increasing demand. this expansion will increase the number of inpatient beds to 400 by 2023 and create nearly 2,000 new jobs, including nearly 200 opportunities for physicians and scientists by 2029.

Besides Mayo Clinic, 13 other Arizona hospitals made the 2020-2021 U.S. News state rankings:

  • Banner Boswell Medical Center ranked No. 2
  • Banner University Medical Center Phoenix ranked No. 3
  • Banner Baywood Medical Center, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Northwest Medical Center in Tucson tied ranked at No. 4
  • TMC Healthcare in Tucson, Flagstaff Medical Center, Chandler Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson and Banner University Medical Center-Tucson tied at No. 7
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center tied for No. 13.

Here’s how that compares to the 2019-2020 U.S. News state rankings:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital ranked No. 1
  • Flagstaff Medical Center, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Boswell Medical Center (three hospitals tied at No. 2)
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (two hospitals tied at No. 5)
  • TMC Healthcare-Tucson (No. 7)
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (two hospitals tied at No. 8)
  • Banner Desert Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center four hospitals (tied at No. 10)
  • Northwest Medical Center (No. 14)
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center (No. 15)

The U.S. News Best Hospitals ​methodologies​ are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

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